Nathalia Heim
#7: Cohabitar Fronteras

03.02.22 03.03.22

Argentine Photographer, graduated in Social Communication at the University of Buenos Aires, she studied in the Andy Goldstein School of Creative Photography and Cultural Manager certified by Matadero Madrid. Professor at FotoCreativaBA, ISEC and guest teacher at UBA and UNS. She received the 2021 Creation Scholarship from the Metropolitan Fund of Buenos Aires and in the same year she joined Proyecto PAC, an artist program of the Gachi Prieto gallery. She held workshops with Alberto Goldenstein, Daniel Tubío, Vanesa Magnetto, among others; and in different institutions such as EFTI, Workshop Experience and EuropaCreativa. She has been a finalist at FELIFA 2021 and her book “Lurrealdak [Territorias]” has been exhibited at FIEBRE Photobook Fest 2020 and 2021. She was selected for the Patrim+ cross-border artistic residency at the Museo Caserío Igartubeiti, Ezkio, Spain in 2019 , Castillo de Seix (Couserans , 2020), Cal Gras (Avinyó, 2020), ELF ArtexArte (Buenos Aires, 2021), Cohabitar Fronteras de Proyecto `ace (Buenos Aires, 2022) and RARO (Madrid, 2022). She achieved individual and collective exhibitions such us: Museum of Contemporary Art in Rome, Casa América in Madrid, Prix Mark Grosset de Promenades Photographiques, Bilbao International Experimental Film and Video Festival, Haroldo Conti Museum, Argentine Photography Biennial, Centro of Photography of Montevideo.


Going somewhere or coming from somewhere constantly,which makes me not from any particular place and from everyone at the same time. I find my space in artistic practice, that is my map where I trace my areas of interest, my searches, my cracks, my eternal questions. I start from Photography and I am open to adding or subtracting whatever is necessary to feel that “it is that” or “that is the way” and that is how I also approach performance.

Photography is the fundamental language in my creation. Leaving their two-dimensional nature, my projects contain a background of conceptual and ideological arguments, worked in a multidisciplinary way. I explore the link between the body, identity and historical power relations, starting from the photographic language and dialoguing with other arts in the process of construction of meaning. I develop my creative process from a question, a trigger that I submit to experimentation at all sensory levels: visual, olfactory, tactile, gustatory and auditory. I understand the question as a political position in itself about reality, which opens expressive possibilities of the unknown. I am not looking for answers, I seek to create critical and sensitive reflections that lead to new questions that allow us to get to know each other, get closer and strengthen each other.


The experience in Together apart: Cohabitar Fronteras was satisfyingly surprising.I met a very varied group of artists, from whom I learned a lot in each meeting. Also I met a very varied group of artists, from whom I learned a lot in each meeting, and we were lucky to have facilitating team that accompanied the group processes in a very precise way and above all. I found myself with the possibility of sharing and thinking while working with others. Still retracting the practices that I feel are my own to open myself to other new ways of doing and transiting.

Nathalia Heim
1982 | Bahia Blanca, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Lives and works in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

2021 | Fever Photobook Fest 2021, Canal Isabel II, Madrid, Spain
2020| ¨Haches¨ Official Exhibition, Montevideo Photography Center, Uruguay
2019 | Lurradeak [Territorias], Igartubeiti Museum, Basque Country, Spain
2018 | Biennial of Argentine Documentary Photography, MUNT, Tucumán, Argentina
2018 | ¨Haches¨ Prix Mark Grosset, Promenades Photographiques, Vendôme, France

2022 | ProCrea artistic residency, Cal Gras, Avinyó, Spain
2021 | ELF Residency, Art x Art, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2020| Patrim+ Cross-Border Art Residency, Château de Seix, Couserans, France
2019 | Cross-border artistic residency Patrim+, Igartubeiti Museum, Basque Country, Spain

2021 | Cartografía sensible de las mujeres porteñas, Subsidy from the Metropolitan Fund, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2019 | Official Selection of the Bilbao International Experimental Film and Video Festival, Basque Country, Spain
2018 | Finalist Prix Mark Grosset, Promenades Photographiques, Vendôme, France 2018 | Selected artist in the “Video Art Contest II”, Casa América, Madrid, Spain

2021| PAC Project Annual Clinic, Gachi Prieto Gallery, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2021| Olot Photography Scholarship Finalist 2021, Girona, Spain
2020 | Intermediae Matadero Madrid, Cultural Management for local activation, Spain

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From cohabiting to collapsing, and vice versa, those were the movements and actions that we proposed from ‘ace for the seventh edition of Together Apart. We chose the title Cohabiting Borders with the intention of exploring the complexities that occur in the exchange of living together, and because we understand the meeting format of this program as an exercise in itself of cohabitation of a frontier: the border between our online and offline existence.

For this collective research, we also defined three axes that helped us review some possible strategies for cohabiting borders, these were: pointing frontiers, deprogramming frontiers, and metabolizing frontiers.
In this way, we were also able to observe different types of borders that contemporary artistic practices explore, from geopolitical, climatic, and technological borders, as well as the borders between forms of knowledge and methods of linking with the world.

The participating artists designed collaborative dynamics based on their areas and disciplines of knowledge but above all, opening themselves to the encounter with the experience of the other(s). In this way, great relevance was given to the exchange and the works generated from the reflection on the possible points of articulation between artists from very varied contexts.

In tune with the online environment of the program, many artists used that condition of “being connected” as an object and means of research, development and presentation of their works. They used streaming platforms such as Twitch and social media visual resources (Instagram filters) or video games. Also, several of Google's tools were used. In some cases these were useful to observe photographic records of  artificially generated borders between countries (Google Street View) and in others, the artists resorted to them to point out the limiting or creative interactions that are possible between human knowledge and artificial intelligences. (Google translate). In turn, there were many proposals that involved leaving the online world towards an exploration of the environments where each artist was and the records of it through
photographs, videos and the creation of video-essays.

Moved from the beginning by the desire to understand borders as membranes rather than walls, during the month of work, the artists began collaborative creative searches that have led to visual exercises that will be presented at the ´ace Foundation on Wednesday March 23 and that in many cases, they will be ongoing investigations.

Daniela Ruiz Moreno (curator), Alicia Candiani (Director at ´ace) and Andrés Knob (Executive Coordinator at ´ace).
Assistant: Florencia Alborcen.

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